How to Calculate Your Exact Age?

By ppruel, 23rd Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1q0bqv0_/
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Exact age for me means the exact number of years, the exact number of months and the exact number of days of my life in this planet. Our knowledge in Mathematics will be applied here to compute our exact age. It maybe by applying addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Familiarize the Year and Days of Months

Before computing your exact age, first you have to familiarize the months of year and days of months. There are twelve months in a year such as (1) January - 31 days, (2) February - 28 days plus 1, if it is leap year, (3) March - 31 days, (4) April - 30 days, (5) May - 31, (6) June - 30 days, (7) July - 31, (8) August - 31 days, (9) September - 30 days, (10) October - 31 days, (11) November - 30 days and (12) December - 31 days.

How Old are You Today One?

Assuming you want to know your exact age today. Your birth date recorded on your birth certificate is December 23, 1980. Today is December 23, 2010. Your exact age is 30year old today. How did you arrive that answer?

Looking at those dates, you immediately substracted (2010 - 1980) = 30. This is right because you were born with the same month and day.

The proper computation for your exact age based from those dates and by applying subtraction method will be: Present date minus your Birthday date as shown below - starting subtracting the day then month then year.

2010 – 12 – 23 - the present date, (year, month, day) December 23, 2010

1980 – 12 – 23- your birth date, (year, month, day) December 23, 1980

0030 – 0 - 0 - your exact age, 30year old

How Old are You Today Two

What if you were born on December 29, 1980? How old are you today? To get your exact age here, you will apply the same formula: Present date minus Birth date plus Borrowing the Year, the Month and Days and apply Addition and Subtraction operations.

2010 – 12 – 23 - the present date, (year, month, day) December 23, 2010

1980 – 12 – 29- your birth date, (year, month, day) December 29, 1980

x x x - your exact age today

Steps to Determine Your Exact Age

Step One: You cannot subtract 29 from 23 as 29 is higher than 23. What you will do is to borrow days from month and add them to 23. In this calculation the number of days of every month is ignored. It is normally believed that a month is equals to 30 days. So 23 become 53 days (23+30).

Step Two: Because you borrowed one month which is equals to 30 days from the month of present date, the 12 became 11. Now you cannot subtract 12 from 11 as 12 is higher than 11. What you will do is to borrow months from year and add them to 11. One year is equals to 12 months. So 11 become 23 months (11+12).

Step Three: After borrowing 1 year which is equals to 12 months, the year 2010 become 2009.

Happy Birthday

Now to get your exact age, consider the changes of the present date December 23, 2010 which is 2010-12-23 became 2009 the year, 23 the number of months and 53 the number of days or 2009-23-53. While your birthdate remains the same as shown below.

2009 – 23 – 53 - the present date, (year, month, day) December 23, 2010 has changed.

1980 – 12 – 29- your birth date, (year, month, day) December 29, 1980 remains the same.

29 - 11 - 24 - So today you are 29 year old, 11 months and 24 days. Happy Birthday.

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Thanks you Maria for your time and commenting. Happy Christmas.

This is great, you should know though that you could use an online age calculator like http://onlineagecalculator.com in fact if you Google "age calculators" you will find several.

interesting share

Thanks Ms. Carol. Happy Christmas.

simple tips but very useful. might print this one and gave this to my kids.thanks for sharing

Thanks. Happy to learn that dude Joel. Happy Christmas.

Cool :D

Welcome dude Sparz. Nice meeting you here. Thanks for your time and commenting. Happy Christmas.

Awesome!

Thank you dude SiddiQ. Happy Christmas.

I knew I was younger than what they said, darn it! LOL
I hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas.
Thank you for sharing.:)

Thanks friend Denise. Yeah, I enjoyed chatting with my family.

Wish that 2011 is another fruitful year for all of us.

God bless. Happy New Year!

wow interesting!
thnx for the share and comment
:D

Friend Humza, you're always welcome. thanks for your support.

Now I can know my real age.

Mama, which day and hour and second was I born?

Now I can know my real age.

Mama, which day and hour and second was I born?

Now I can know my real age.

Mama, which day and hour and second was I born?

Welcome dude Bronnamdi. Thank you for your time and commenting. If this will work for you just go ahead, enjoy. Happy New Year.

its realy good
step by step guidance is very useful and explained in simple words.

thanks
its very helpful ,its solve my problem of calculation related to age